Nutritional Supplement Guide – Egg Quality
About Egg Quality
A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have. As we get older, the aging process damages all the cells of the body, including a woman’s eggs. This is due to the impact of unstable molecules called free radicals. It is thought that high levels of free radicals speed up the process of cellular ageing. Over her lifetime, a woman’s eggs suffer progressive damage from free radicals. More and more couples are having babies later in life and may find it harder to conceive than they’d anticipated. Poor egg quality can be a factor in this.
To support the nutritional requirements of the body when you have PCOS we would recommend including a wide ranging multivitamin, an anti-oxidant formula and build your stores of DHA and EPA Omega 3 as well as taking an Inositol supplement, an essential component of cell walls. We would therefore recommend the following:
Vitafem, Vitafem Boost and Vital DHA are all included in our Female Pre-conception Support Pack.
Vitamin D is active in the ovaries and it is thought that it plays a crucial role in the correct maturation of a woman’s eggs.
Fertility AMH Home Test Kit
Many women undertake a Fertility Test to assess whether they should begin trying for a baby sooner rather than later or whether they are OK to wait until later. The Zita West AMH Home test kit is a simple to use pin-prick based home collection kit. As the result may not always be what you were hoping for our kit comes with a Free consultation to help interpret the results and if necessary help to develop an action plan to give yourself the best chance of conceiving.
Supplements can be helpful but are not a substitute for a healthy diet tailored to your individual needs. Certain dietary and lifestyle patterns are associated with higher levels of damaging free radicals in the body. Adopting the right nutritional approach and lifestyle can help you to provide a healthy environment for your eggs to mature. Our nutritionists have devised a specialised nutritional programme to counteract ongoing damage to eggs and sperm which includes all the protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that can help to build strong eggs (and sperm) and to protect them from accelerated wear and tear.
Consultations last 60 minutes and can be carried out in person or by Skype.
If you would like to read more on how to boost your chances of conceiving naturally over 35 two of Zita’s books will provide invaluable companions for your journey.
Zita has also written a FREE download – “Get Pregnant Faster – Naturally”